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Headlines: Notorious B.I.G. Shot 25 Years Ago on Fairfax; Tony Hawk Breaks Leg

7:36 AM PST on March 9, 2022

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Welcome to L.A. TACO’s daily news briefs, where we bring our loyal members, readers, and supporters the latest headlines about Los Angeles politics and culture. Stay informed and look closely.

—Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk is looking at a long recovery after breaking his femur this week. [Tony Hawk/IG]

—The other day we wrote about a taco tower in Culver City, predicting a bold new age of food-topped towers. Now it appears there's a Peruvian ceviche-and-causa tower possibly coming to Culver City's Ceviche Stop. [Walther Adrianzen/IG]

—Brooklyn's Christopher Wallace, aka Biggie Smalls, aka The Notorious B.I.G., aka Frank White, was murdered on Fairfax 25 years ago today and though the crime was "solved," the police records are still sealed and the case is technically still open. [KTLA]

—Porter Ranch may rename a park after "E.T." as it served as a location in the famous 1982 Steven Spielberg film. [LAT]

—A candidate for L.A. sheriff has filed a complaint saying that the weekly A.M. radio show hosted by acting sheriff Alex Villanueva is violation of election and broadcasting rules. [LAT]

—L.A. City Council has joined most of the rest of world in condemning Putin's invasion of Ukraine. [KTLA]

—Three men have been arrested for their suspected involvement in home invasion robberies and assaults in Tarzana, North Hollywood, and Atwater Village.  [MNLA]

—The L.A. Times editorial board warns us all about "the potential danger" of high potency "pot," in hopes of staving off the widespread reefer madness that's sure to follow, pushing a new generation to overindulge in ragtime jazz before slaughtering each other in an orgy of blind demonic rage. Or something. [LAT]

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